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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 3, 1995

Release # 95-152
CPSC: Ken Giles
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1184

CPSC, R.C. Products Announce Recall of TQ8+ Tire Formula

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), R.C. Products Inc. of Medinah, Ill., is recalling approximately 25,000 4- and 8-fluid-ounce cans of TQ8+ Professional Tire Formula. The product, which contains methyl salicylate, was not packaged with child resistant closures.

The product is toxic and can cause death or serious injury if it is accidentally ingested by a child. Under the Poison Prevention Packaging Act products containing more than 5% methyl salicylate are required to be packaged in containers with child resistant packaging R.C. Products and CPSC are not aware of any injuries associated with this product.

The TQ8+ is used by hobbyists on the tires of model racing cars to help provide traction. Approximately 25,000 cans were sold nationwide in hobby supply stores from November, 1990 to June, 1995. The product sells for approximately $6.75.

Consumers should stop using the TQ8+ Professional Tire Formula, keep the cans out of reach of young children, and mail the unused portion of the formula to R.C. Products Inc., 6N258 Acacia Lane, P.O. Box 405, Medinah, IL. 60157. R.C. Products will send consumers a replacement in a child-resistant container, as well as a free gift of Pro Diff Lube for model racing cars. For more information on this recall, call R.C. Products at (708) 980-4863, or contact the company by fax at (708) 980-5420.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information or report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

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